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Archos 504 dvr shuts down when I plug it into the tv and there is no sound.

Hello, I'm having some trouble with my Archos DVR when I plug it into the tv I can see the menu coming from the Archos but when I choose the video file I want to view on tv it shows for a second but then it shuts off. I can still see it in the Archos but not in the tv it gives me a no signal, can someone please tell me what I can do?

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Re: Archos 504 dvr shuts down when I plug it into the tv...

I have a RCA Lyra.. and when I first start the recording process it will shut down in the first 10 seconds if it detects copy writed material.

My solution.. I record the tv for 13 seconds.. this hit the switch to record the dvd in the slot. Works like a charm

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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Does anyone know how to remove the protection?

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Re: Archos 504 dvr shuts down when I plug it into the tv...

The same thing happens to me. I've noticed that it is on the dvds and vhs recordings (ie, copy protected) that this happens. The other files (downloaded from internet, tv, etc) play fine. I think it has something to do with copy-protection that allows files to be saved to device, but not transmitted out. This allows you to save and view your commercial recordings on the Archos, but not let the program to be sent to a recording device such as a dvd recorder.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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